Help me give my students the chance to learn about the cultures in our community with pottery lessons.
Our group of English Language students are hard-working, thoughtful individuals who bring so many perspectives and diversity to our school. With seven different languages spoken from a variety of countries, I have found a common theme: when engaged, kids love to learn!
The community built around our intentional relationships represents an unspoken statement of their value.
Families are thankful for the opportunities that our school provides, as they are often unable to present these choices to their own children given the state of economics and language barriers. I am so thankful to be a part of their lives and would like to continue their growth through hands-on learning experiences. When developing language, meaningful experiences linked to imagery, vocabulary, and tactile lessons create so much more than just learning. It makes happy memories as well.
Our students will have the opportunity to celebrate and represent their own culture through the artistic pottery lessons as well as learn about others around them. for example, in our school, we have many students from Africa. Kwanzaa, which means "fresh fruits" is an ancient African harvest festival that represents family life and unity.
This tradition or, holiday would enlighten others on the similarities and differences of their own traditions and holidays.
We would like to also investigate Hanukkah and Christmas. This helps with understanding diversity, creates multicultural competence, and focuses on the target of comparing and contrasting.
Celebrating traditions leads to stronger community and friendships that last a lifetime. Developing these social skills through learning activities and interactions builds their character over time and lead to strong, independent individuals.
Not only will this activity provide great lessons for our students, but our students will have a gift to bring home that represents their culture or culture of interest to their family and friends. Whether it's an ornamental dreidel or Christmas tree, they will be able to connect a joyful memory to a meaningful lesson. Thank you for your support in providing enrichment activities for our lower income ELL families.
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|Spokane Pottery Supply||$130.44|
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